In preparation for the Beatification of Pope John Paul II a Poster Blog based on the “30 Days with John Paul II” online blog was placed outside the main dining room where Residents and staff could read it daily. In addition, a special photo album was placed in the library where folk could take a longer moment to reflect on our beloved Pope. Each day a new blog was pulled off the internet and added to the album. It has almost been like a mini pilgrimage for our Residents, Staff and others who lined up to read the “News of the Day.” One Resident was overheard saying: “I’ve come here three times today and there is always someone else here before me!” We have all noted how this preparation has generated much conversation in the home and rejuvenated memories of our beloved Holy Father.
Photo: Fr. Tom Hommrich, Betty Dorsey and Betsy Bell.